Protecting Children from Harmful Practices in Plural Legal Systems

On the occasion of the first International Day of the Girl Child, the SRSG on Violence against Children, Plan International, and the Permanent Mission of Angola will organize a panel discussion on protecting children from harmful practices in plural legal systems on Thursday, 11 October, at 8.30-9.30 a.m. in Conference Room 7, North Lawn Building, at UN Headquarters in New York City.

Objectives of the event are to launch the thematic report “Protecting Children from Harmful Practices in Plural Legal Systems”; to raise awareness about root causes and consequences of harmful practices against children, building upon children’s advocacy; and to discuss enhanced cooperation at national, regional and international levels to consolidate progress in children’s protection from harmful practices.

Before the meeting, a light breakfast will be served. For further information, kindly contact Ms. Sanna Kaki, Office of the SRSG on Violence against Children
(email: skaki@unicef.org, tel: 212-824-6265)

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Michelle Bachelet will Speak with Youth Delegates at WGG Youth Orientation to CSW56

We want to announce that Michelle Bachelet will be speaking with the youth delegates, at the WGG Youth Delegate Orientation on February 26, 2012. 

Pre-registration is required and must be done by Feb. 17th.

Registration will open February 26 at 8:30am – 9:30am and the Orientation itself will begin at 9:45am and end at 4:00pm.

Full details about the Orientation at: http://bit.ly/zD0fvd

Pre-register at: http://bit.ly/whn2J9

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Lydia Cherop and Andres Guerrero-Feliu to Speak at WGG Membership Meeting

DATE: DECEMBER 1, 2011
TIME: 2.00—4.00 P.M.
VENUE: BAHA’I INTERNATIONAL OFFICE

Speakers:

Lydia Cherop, Founder of Women Integrated Initiative for Deveopment (WIIDE) ‘Rural Girls’ – Progress and Challenges in Africa

and

UNICEF Presenter: Andres Guerrero-Feliu, Partnerships Manager

Download Flyer: WGG Mtg Flyer.12.1.11

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NGO/CSW and WGG Members Only Meeting

The NGO Committee on the Status of Women/New York with The NGO Working Group on Girls

Members Only Meeting
“Leadership Workshop on Advocacy”
Thursday, 17 November 2011

5:30 to 7:45 pm, Church Center, 8th floor, 777 UN Plaza, New York, NY

Business Meeting
5:30 to 6:00 pm
Agenda:

  • Update on NGO CSW Planning Committee
  • Announcements from UN Women on preparations for CSW 56
  • CoNGO and other NGO Committees’ announcements

Program
6:00 to 7:45 pm

“Advocacy for the Global Compact and the Women’s Empowerment Principles”
Joan Libby Hawk,
Special Advisor, Women’s Empowerment Principles,
UN Women and UN Global Compact

“Advocating Girls’ Empowerment”
Sister Mary Jo Toll,
Chair, Working Group on Girls Advocacy Task Force

“Advocacy for the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)”
Gaynel Curry,
Gender and Women’s Rights Advisor,
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OH *CHR)

* Refreshments will be served *

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Event Invitation: Empowering Women and Girls: Innovative Collaborations to Combat Trafficking

Invitation for UN badge holders:

The United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime

The Permanent Mission of Brazil to United Nations

The United States Mission to the United Nations, and

The Permanent Mission of the Netherlands to the United Nations

cordially invite you to attend a side event:

Empowering Women and Girls:

Innovative Collaborations to Combat Trafficking

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

from 4:00 to 5:15 p.m.

United Nations NLB Conference Room 5

For more information, please download the event flyer:

Empowering Women and Girls to Combat Trafficking